Matthew Creed, 7 enjoying the Mt Larcom School Country Fair.
Matthew Creed, 7 enjoying the Mt Larcom School Country Fair. Tom Huntley

Mt Larcom State School holds fair to raise funds

THE inaugural Mt Larcom Country Fair was held on Saturday to help the Mt Larcom school raise essential funding.

Fair organiser Karen Bayles said about 500 people turned out to enjoy the festivities, which for the kids included egg-and-spoon races and bobbing the apple while the adults were entertained with a crab-tying competition.

Stalls at the fair were selling everything from clothing and candles to cakes and devonshire tea.

Ms Bayles said the funds raised would go towards resources for the school's 85 students from Prep to Year 10.

She said since the new curriculum had been introduced, the school was in need of many things from resources for home economics and the science lab to reading books.

"We were behind with resources anyway and now we're even more behind with resources," she said.

The school had made a profit from the event with $560 alone raised from the crab auction, Ms Bayles said yesterday morning.



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